shapeshifter November 22, 2015 Share November 22, 2015 My earliest memories of shag carpet are ones of my parents criticizing it. We never had it and I was under the impression that it was one of those things that was a flop with consumers from the outset. Like Ford's Edsel it was well known for being unpopular. Maybe it quickly dropped in price and so was installed in low rent places, where once a carpet was laid, it was not going to be replaced except maybe after a flood.Anyway, the place down the hall in '79 had the shag; I just had the hideous puke green. The guy in the place with the shag carpet was elderly and so hired another tenant to do a little cleaning and laundry for him. She told me that to vacuum the shag carpet she had to go over it inch-by-inch with the vacuum hose nozzle with no attachment. No wonder it was a "flop!" I bet landlords were able to purchase it for deep discounts. 1 Link to comment
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